Support local agriculture and buy direct from Iowa farmers while shopping the Downtown Farmers’ Market – presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines. The Downtown Farmers’ Market presents Iowa producers from 58 counties across Iowa, offering fresh fruit, vegetables and so much more every Saturday, May – October. You’ll find fresh herbs, beautiful flowers, farm fresh eggs, local wineries, a delicious assortment of goat cheese, an endless selection of baked goods, and many varieties of Iowa raised meat such as beef, pork, chicken, turkey, goat, rabbit, lamb and tilapia.
If you are interested in volunteering at The Market, please visit our volunteer page.
Click to view Saturday Market Map
The map above shows the location of where the Saturday Market takes place. Download Saturday Map (2MB PDF)
Consider other ways to get to the Farmers’ Market this summer!
Walking, bicycling and riding the bus are great ways to get to the Downtown Farmers’ Market. With DART Central Station just four blocks away, riding the bus can be astress-free option without the worries of traffic and parking. Take a look at DART’s Trip Planner tool to find nearby routes and directions.
Coming from the West
Take I-235 East
Take Exit 8A and keep left
Turn right on Third Street
Continue south approximately 1 mile to Court Avenue
Coming from the East
Take I-235 West
Take Exit 8A toward Downtown Des Moines and keep right
Turn left onto Third Street
Continue South approximately 1 mile to Court Avenue
Coming from the South
Take US 69
Turn left on Hartford Ave.
Turn right on SW 2nd St.
Continue north approximately 1 mile to Court Avenue
Coming by bicycle
Click on the following link for directions to the Farmers’ Market via Des Moines’ many bike trails. Bike Trail Map
Ramp 3rd and Court
Ramp 5th and Walnut
Ramp 4th and Grand
Science Center Ramp at 4th St. and Market St. (There is a fee to park in this ramp)
All metered parking is free on weekends, recommended street parking on the bridges or around the perimeter of the Market.
The Bike Valet sponsored by Terrus Real Estate Group allows cyclists to ride their bikes to the Market and park safely while shopping and exploring Downtown Des Moines. This free service is operated by a Bike Collective staff person. Cyclists park their bikes on special racks in the bike corral, which is in a secure, safe area in the parking ramp. In addition to free parking, the Bike Valet also offers an air pump and mini tire changing workshops. The Bike Valet is located on the southeast corner of 2nd and Court.